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									PA Recreation & Park Society
  60th Annual Conference




            March 24-28, 2007
       Hershey Lodge & Convention
                 Center
               Hershey, PA

               “Celebrate the Brilliance of
                   Recreation & Parks”


      REGISTRATION GUIDE
Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue      2007 Conference Registration Guide
                            Conference at a Glance
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 007
8:30 am – 9:00 am       Registration for Workshop            9:00 am - 5:00 pm    Pre-Conference Workshop
                                                             6:30 pm              Conference Committee Dinner

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 007
8:00 am – 7:00 pm       Registration                         5:15 pm – 6:30 pm    Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
9:00 am – 3:00 pm       Exhibit Hall Set-up                  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm    Dinner in Exhibit Hall
9:30 am – 6:30 pm       Citizen Symposium                    7:30 pm – 10:00 pm   Sweet 16, Family Feud
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Off Site Tours                                            Tournament
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch for Symposium                  9:00 pm - 12:00 am   Madness Social in Exhibit Hall
                        Attendees
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm       New Member Orientation
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm       Educational Sessions
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm       Beverage Break
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm       Educational Sessions
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm       Opening General Session

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 007
7:00 am – 5:00 pm       Registration                         3:00 pm - 4:30 pm    Educational Sessions
7:30 am – 8:30 am       General Session                      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm    Exhibit Hall Reception
8:00 am – 9:30 am       “G.E.M. Session - Greet, Eat         4:30 pm – 5:30 pm    Alumni Socials
                        & Meet” Networking Session           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm    Dinner
9:00 am – 9:15 am       Conference Announcements             8:30 pm – 11:00 pm   Harrisburg Pub Crawl
9:30 am – 7:00 pm       Exhibit Hall Open                    8:30 pm – 11:00 pm   Casino Night & Poker
10:00 am – 11:30 am     Educational Sessions                                      Tournament in Exhibit Hall
11:30 am – 1:00 pm      Lunch in Exhibit Hall                11:00 pm – 1:00 am   Joint District Socials
11:30 am – 1:00 pm      Past Presidents’ Luncheon
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm       Educational Sessions
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm       Beverage Break

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 007
7:30 am – 6:15 pm       Registration                         3:00 pm – 4:30 pm    Educational Sessions
8:30 am – 9:30 am       Educational Sessions                 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm    Awards Reception
9:30 am – 10:30 am      Exhibit Hall Open – Beverage         6:30 pm – 9:00 pm    Awards Banquet
                        Break                                9:00 pm – 1:30 am    Dancing with the PRPS Stars
10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Educational Sessions - Exhibit
                        Hall Open
12:00 Noon              Exhibit Hall Closes
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm      Society Luncheon
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm       Educational Sessions
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm       Beverage Break

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 007
8:00 am – 9:00 am       President’s Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am       Registration/Pest. App. Exam           For a quick overview of the
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
	      	        	
                        Pesticide Applicator
                        Certification	Exam
                                                              conference tracks schedule go
9:00 am – 10:30 am      Annual Business Meeting                      to pages 22-23.
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm       PRPS Golf Outing

Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                                                         www.PRPS.org
  President’s Message
                            Once a year we prepare
                            to assemble at our State
                                                                                   Why Should You Attend ?
                            Conference to celebrate
                                                                                • Over 70 educational sessions in these tracks:
                            the accomplishments of                                       Aquatics
                            our colleagues. This year                                    Citizens & Boards
                            the Co-Chairs, Carolyn                                       Community Recreation
                            Hanel and Bill Wert, and                                     Park Resource
                            their Committee have                                         State Parks
                            done a “Brilliant” job. I                                    Students & New Professionals
                            know that you will be                                        Therapeutic Recreation
                            excited with the Keynote,                           • Pre-conference workshop
                            Randy Snow, and the                                 • Over 125 vendors of products and services in the
                                                                                Exhibit Hall
                            preconference workshop
                                                                                • Opportunities to network with over 600 park and recreation
                            on swimming pool                                    professionals
management. Then wait until you see the shining topics                          • Earn CEUs
and speakers assembled for your enjoyment.                                      • Opportunity to gain new ideas and information that will
                                                                                help you with your job.
Speaking of enjoyment, be sure to glance over the list
of socials that have been planned for your evening
entertainment. There is quite a selection of activities.                             What You Should Do Now
This year the Committee has added a morning social
as well - “G.E.M. - Greet, Eat, and Meet”. This is a                            1. Please spend a few minutes with this brochure to become
wonderful opportunity for you to network with your                              familiar with the sessions and events being offered in 2007.
colleagues.                                                                     2. Register now. Registration information is located on page
                                                                                27. You can register by fax, phone, or mail.
                                                                                3. Questions? Please call PRPS at 814-234-4272 or send us
And, let’s not forget the Diamond Court Exhibit Hall                            an email at prpsinfo@prps.org.
where we can mingle with our vendors and sponsors.                              4. Make your overnight reservation at the Hershey Lodge
                                                                                See page 30.
So, take time to peruse this Guide and get your
registration in early as we “Celebrate the Brilliance
of Recreation and Parks” at Hershey Lodge and
Convention Center.
                                                                                         Table of Contents
                                                                                 Conference At A Glance                      Inside cover
Lee Bryan                                                                        Invitation & Conference Contacts            4
PRPS President                                                                   Speaker Highlights                          5
                                                                                 Pre-Conference Workshops                    6
                                                                                 Citizen Symposium                           7
                                                                                 Off-Site Tours                              8
                                                                                 Education Programs
                                                                                          Sunday Sessions                    10
 PA Recreation & Parks (ISSN 0742-793X) is published quarterly by the                     Monday Sessions                    12
 PA Recreation & Park Society, Inc., 2131 Sandy Drive, State College,                     Tuesday Sessions                   15
 PA 16803-2283 (814 234-4272). The subscription rate is $10.00 per               Social Events                               19-20
 year and is included in the membership dues. Periodical postage paid
 at State College, PA and at additional mailing office. POSTMASTER:
                                                                                 Conference Tracks Schedule                  22-23
 Send address changes to Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, Inc.,           Conference Information                      24
 2131 Sandy Drive, State College, PA 16803-2283. PRPS is a profes-               Registration Information                    25
 sional, non-profit organization established in 1935 and is an Affiliate         Directions                                  26
 of the National Recreation & Park Association. Opinions expressed
                                                                                 Conference Registration Form                27
 in signed articles are those of the writers and not necessarily those of
 PRPS. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited.           Hotel Registration Form                     30


Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                                                          2007 Conference Registration Guide
                 Invitation
           HELP US CELEBRATE THE                                          Conference Committee
                BRILLIANCE
                                                                                Members
Please join us in Hershey March, 24th through 28th as we
Celebrate the Brilliance of Recreation and Parks.                     Co-Chairs           Carolyn Hanel, CPRP
                                                                                          Bill Wert, CPRP
The                                                                   Banquets            Beth Helterbran, CPRP, Chair
2007 Conference
Committee has worked                                                  Educational Program Herb Dolaway, CPRP, Co-Chair
hard to provide                                                                           Carmen Williams, CPRP, Co-Chair
                                                                                          Dania Ashby
an educational                                                                            Jason Baker
program that will                                                                         Lisa Black
help you polish                                                                           Ken Earnest
your professional                                                                         Ken Lehr
                                                                                          Todd Miller, CPRP
skills; socials                                                                           Vicki Rhine
and events where                                                                          Bill Rosevear
you can shine,                                                                            Rachelle Tiffany
and an expanded,
                                                                      Exhibit Hall        Kurt Baker, Chair
interactive exhibit                                                                       Tom Blomstrom
hall that is guaranteed                                                                   Mike Richino
to dazzle you.                                                                            Tammy Echevarria
                                                                                          Nancy Opalka
                                                                                          Andy Cush
Our keynote speaker, Randy Snow, will tell us about
“Attitude, Accountability and Action – Diamonds That                  Local Arrangements Phil Brady, CPRP, Chair
Help Us Shine” using personal examples to illustrate that                                Joanne Rizzuto
despite our circumstances, whether economic, physical, or                                John Vickers
                                                                                         Dan Sharapan, CPRP
otherwise,	our	dreams	can	be	fulfilled.		
                                                                      On-Site Programs    Ed Chubb, CPRP, Chair
Mark Fenton, host of the PBS series America’s Walking,                                    Vanyla Tierney, CPRP
will be getting us up and moving with an early morning walk
                                                                      Publicity           Judy Houck, CPRP, Chair
on Monday, and his sessions on public health issues and
the need for community, environmental, and public-policy              Registration        Audrey Logar, Co-Chair
initiatives to encourage more walking and bicycling.                                      Tonya Brown, CPRP Co-Chair
                                                                                          Colleen Dominick
                                                                                          Mary Arrigo
The Exhibit Hall, in addition to over 120 booths, will be the                             Kim Thompson
site for many of our meals and even socials. There will be                                Frank Lehman
demonstrations, hands-on displays and much more, so you
will want to schedule some time to visit the Exhibit Hall.            Room Hosts          Sue Lohoefer,CPRP, Co-Chair
                                                                                          Barry Bessler, CPRP, Co-Chair

You will also have plenty of opportunity to sparkle at our            Socials             Tony Scheivert, Chair
social events including “Dancing with the PRPS Stars,” a                                  Mark Hudson
casino night, a return of the Family Feud Tournament and                                  Tammy Agesen
                                                                                          Christine Hartle
even time to catch NCAA March Madness. In honor of our                                    Keith Kurowski
60th Annual Conference, the Tuesday night Awards Banquet
will be a glittering, black tie affair, so be prepared to break
out the bling! The celebrating continues through Wednesday
with	the	first	ever	PRPS	Golf	Outing	at	Dauphin	Highlands	
Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon.

So register now and we will look forward to celebrating with
you in Hershey in March.

Bill Wert, CPRP & Carolyn Hanel, CPRP
Conference Co-chairs


Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                            4                                                       www.PRPS.org
                                  Speaker Highlights
                                             RANDY SNOW, PRESIDENT, NOXQS, INC.
                                             At the peak of a blossoming tennis career while just a junior in high
                                             school, Randy Snow was injured in a farming accident, which left him
                                             without the use of his legs. Since then he has become a business owner
                                             and nationally recognized sales associate, a Fortune 500 speaker and
                                             one of the most successful gold medal wheelchair athletes in history.
                                             Because of his achievements, he received the Paralympic Torch from
                                             President Clinton in Washington, kicking off the Atlanta Paralympic
                                             Games in 1996. In 2004, he was the first Paralympian inducted into the
                                             Olympic Hall of Fame.

                                         Featured on CNN, ESPN and in USA Today, he is a gold medallist, a
                                         published author, a past MVP sales associate and the president of an
achievement company called NOXQs (no excuses), Inc. His life represents the idea of discovering options and find-
ing new opportunities. Randy Snow has proven that in order to succeed today, you must have a 100% able-bodied
mind!
JODI RUDICK, PRESIDENT, ADVISORS MARKETING GROUP
Jodi is President of the ADvisors Marketing Group, a promotional agency founded in
1959. She is the author of four books related to marketing and publicity. Jodi holds a
marketing degree from the University of Minnesota and lives in Oceanside, California
with her husband, Andy and son Spencer.

Many consider Jodi to be the park and recreation profession’s most innovative
marketing and publicity expert. In 1995, Jodi created the Benefits are Endless…
marketing campaign for the National Recreation and Park Association which has now
been adopted by almost 1000 park and recreation agencies around the world. Over
the past several years, Jodi has been a featured speaker at more than 250 recreation-
related conferences and workshops in 40 states and provinces.

                                 MARK FENTON, HOST OF THE PBS SERIES
                                 “AMERICA’S WALKING”
                                 Mark Fenton is host of the former PBS television series “America’s Walking,” a
                                 consultant to the University of North Carolina’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Informa-
                                 tion Center, and an instructor in for the National Center for Bicycling and Walking.
                                 He’s a contributing editor to Health magazine and has written numerous books,
                                 including “Pedometer Walking” (Lyons Press, 2006) and “The Complete Guide to
                                 Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness” (Lyons Press, 2001). He is an en-
                                 tertaining, persuasive, and knowledgeable walking advocate, and one the nation’s
                                 foremost experts on its favorite exercise. The former editor-at-large of Walking
                                 Magazine is also a champion walker: From 1986 to 1990 Mark was a member
                                 of the US national racewalking team five times, he represented the US in several
                                 international competitions, and he coached the US team at the1995 World Cham-
                                 pionships in Beijing.
                                 Mark has become a vocal pedestrian advocate and recognized authority on public
                                 health issues and the need for community, environmental, and public-policy initia-
tives to encourage more walking and bicycling. He is an engineering consultant on the creation of more walkable
settings, and serves on the boards of the national pedestrian advocacy organization, America Walks, and of the East
Coast Greenway Association. He addresses groups on topics ranging from transportation and planning, to safety,
advocacy, and public health. Certain that he must practice what he preaches, Mark still walks as often as he can--
usually with his wife and two children--for fun, transportation, and to stay in shape for hiking, cycling, orienteering,
kayaking, and cross-country skiing whenever they have a chance.
Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue              5                        2007 Conference Registration Guide
 Saturday, March 4                                                            Pre-Conference
               9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SWIMMING POOL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP                                      Who Should Attend
(.7 CEU)                                                               Pool Managers, Lifeguards, Hotel and Motel Maintenance
                                                                       Staff, Campground Owners, School Maintenance Staff,
This newly revised workshop has been designed to provide               Aquatic Directors
in-depth pool management instruction as well as the
information needed to sit for the Department of Agriculture            Course Includes
Pesticide exam. To become a Certified Pesticide applicator,            √ Networking opportunities
one must take and pass a core written examination and a                √ Course instruction
category – specific exam ( ie., swimming pools, lawn and               √ Certificate of Participation
turf etc.). This workshop will focus its attention to the              √ .7 CEUs
core information including but not limited to; Introduction            √ Handout materials
to Pesticides, Federal and State Laws, Pesticide Safety,               √ PRPS/DCNR Swimming Pool Management Manual
Toxicity, Health Issues and Emergencies along with Pesticide           √ 6 Core
Formulations, Label Content and Environmental effects. The             √ 4 Category 24 Update Training credits
content of the class will also discuss information specific to
Swimming Pools, Category 24, such as pool calculations,                Fees
water balance and testing Sanitation /Oxidation, Filtration,           $94 - Regular Rate
and Pool and Hot Tub safety.                                           $79 - discounted PRPS member rate
                                                                       $50 - Exam Core (Optional)
Exam Information                                                       $10 - Exam Category 24 (Optional)
The Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam will be                    See page 27 to register.
administered by the PA Department of Agriculture. The
exam will be given from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesday                LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
March 28, as long as five or more register for the exam. The
location of the exam is at the Granada Gym and Fitnesss
Center, 30 E. Granada Ave., Hershey, PA 17036. The
exam is two parts: the core exam is $50 and the category 24
(Swimming Pools) is $10. These two exams (the core and
at least one category) must be passed within 180 days of one
another for certification of the individual. The exam can also
be taken at Regional Department of Agriculture Offices.

Additional Study Guides and Support information which
is highly recommended by the Dept. of Agriculture can
be purchased through The Pennsylvania State University
Publication Distribution Center toll free at 1-877-345-0691
or locally at (814) 865-6713. Call to get pricing information.
Telephone orders are only accepted with a Visa or MC.
Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Presenters                                                                  Certification Credits
The swimming pool management instructors are comprised of                         Available
top aquatic professionals. Each instructor has been through a
specialized instruction course “Train the Trainer” to become              6 Core, and 4 Category 24
qualified to teach this course.                                           Update Training Credits
Learning Outcomes                                                        have been approved by the
Pool Chemistry, Pesticide Regulation and Safety, Record
Keeping and Reporting requirements, Filtration, Water,
                                                                         Department of Agriculture.
Testing, Lifeguard recruiting, retention and training, Liability
and Risk Management, Public Bathing Place Design
Requirements, Spa/Hot Tub Operation

Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                             6                                        www.PRPS.org
Sunday, March 5                                                Citizen Symposium
               9:0 a.m. - 6:0 p.m.
                                                                    2. Financing Municipal Parks & Recreation – Ron
Recreation & Park Board Citizen Symposium                           Woodhead, CPRP, CPSI, Director, Centre Region Parks and
Sponsored by the PA Department of Conservation & Natural            Recreation Department. Ron will focus on exploring a range of
Resources (DCNR)                                                    funding approaches for operations and capital improvements
                                                                    with practical examples from across the Commonwealth of
The PA Recreation & Park Society and the PA Department              PA. The DCNR publication “Financing Municipal Recreation
of Conservation & Natural Resources are providing a one-            and Parks” will be provided to each participant.
day symposium at the 60th Annual PRPS State Conference
specifically	for	citizen	advisory	board	members	who	serve	on	 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Pennsylvania’s local recreation and parks boards.             Educational breakout session – SET 2
The Citizen Symposium provides delegates with educational           3. The Creation of More Livable Communities - Part 
sessions on issues ranging from board roles and responsibili-       – Mark Fenton Expanding on his keynote message, Mark
ties, sedentary lifestyles and livable communities and how          Fenton will describe in more detail the attributes of more
parks	and	recreation	benefits	local	communities	to	financing	       walkable	 settings,	 and	 the	 successes	 of	 specific	 communi-
recreation and parks. These sessions coupled with “informal”        ties. He will suggest concrete steps that individuals, neigh-
opportunities to discuss items of mutual interest.                  borhoods, professionals, companies and park and recreation
                                                                    departments can take to immediately begin to alter their envi-
Who Should Attend?                                                  ronments more positively.
This symposium is designed for citizen recreation and park
board members, recreation and park directors, municipal 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
managers	 and	 secretaries,	 elected	 officials,	 and	 community	 Attitude, Accountability, and Action – Diamonds That
volunteers interested in improving local recreation and parks Help Us Shine! Randy Snow, President, NOXQs, Inc.
programs and services.
                                                                    5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall
Keynote Eye Opener -                                                                            Visit more than 100 vendors
“The Creation of More Liveable Communities”
Presenter Mark Fenton, host of the PBS series, “America’s
                                                                    Registration includes:
Walking”
                                                                    For the $75 registration fee, attendees will receive:
                                                                    lPublications: Recreation and Parks Board
Symposium Schedule                                                   Handbook & Financing Municipal Recreation and Parks
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     Registration                              Handbook
10:00 a.m.                 Welcome and Introductions                lAdmission to the Symposium and Educational Sessions
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Mark Fenton, Keynote Speaker                lLunch and refreshments
“The Creation of More Livable Communities - Part ”                 lAdmission to the PRPS Conference Welcoming
(See description on page 5 & 9)                                      General Session
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.     Lunch                                    lAdmission to the Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.      Educational Sessions                     lRegistration packet with folder and pedometer
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
                                                                    To Register for the Symposium:
Educational breakout sessions – SET 1
                                                                    If attending on Sunday only, select the Citizen Symposium
                                                                    on the registration form. If registered for the Full
1. Basic Training for Recreation and Parks Board &
                                                                    Conference, select the Symposium Sessions on the Session
Commission Members – Judy Houck, CPRP, Assistant Parks
                                                                    Preference Sheet. If you have a question, call the PRPS
& Public Works Director for Bethlehem Township
                                                                    Office at (814) 234-4272.
This session will provide the tips and techniques for
organizing an effective recreation and parks board and
                                                                    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
commission. Each participant will receive a copy of DCNR’s
                                                                    Up to 0.5 CEUs have been approved for this symposium.
“Recreation and Parks Board Handbook”.
                                                                    CEUs will be awarded to those participants who request
                                                                    them and pay the $10 fee.




Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                   7                            2007 Conference Registration Guide
Sunday, March 5                                                               Off-Site Tours
               :00 p.m. to :00 p.m.
“Hershey Park-Behind the Scenes”-                                        “Derry Township’s Jonathon Eshenour
                               Visit Chocolatetown’s most                Memorial Trail”-
                               famous amusement park for a               Travel simply across the street to one of the finest stand
                               behind the scenes and before              alone trail systems in the state. Matt Mandia of Derry
                               the season preview of the                 Township’s Parks and Recreation Department will examine
                               park’s offerings. Techniques              in detail the genesis and development of this trail and the
                               and procedures of operating the           partnering that has occurred to make it possible.
                               facility as well as new rides and         Fee: $15
                               amusements will be explored
                               on this “sweetest” off site at this
                               year’s conference.
                               Fee: $15



                                                                             Conference Sponsors
“Harrisburg’s City Island Stadium and                                                        as of 12-5-06
Turf Management Tour”-
The Harrisburg Senators, Harrisburg’s City Island Stadium
will be the location of a visit to the professionally managed                           President’s Club:
baseball field in the middle of the Susquehanna River!
Goundskeeper Tim Foreman of the Senators will host this visit
                                                                                            PA DCNR
and explain the nuances of managing the turf of a professional                      Bitting Recreation, Inc.
baseball team and the new improvements to the stadium.
Fee: $15
                                                                                    Platinum Club:
                                                                           Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
“York County’s Heritage Rail Trail Ride”-                                         ELF Entertainment
                                        Join Carl Knoch of
                                        the Rails-to-Trails
                                        Conservancy and the                              Gold Medal:
                                        York County Rail to
                                        Trail Authority on the                    George Ely Associates, Inc.
                                        all day trip to ride this
                                        unique rail trail. The
                                        history of the rail trail                       Silver Medal:
                                        and its development will
                                        be discussed as riders
                                                                                    General Recreation, Inc.
                                        take advantage of its                         Lowee’s Group Tours
                                        many offerings. Lunch
at a local rail trail eatery. Bring your bike to experience this                       Zeager Bros., Inc.
outstanding facility. Limited bike rentals for a fee may be
available.
Fee: $15                                                                               Bronze Medal:
                                                                                   Pashek Associates, Ltd.
                                                                                USTA – Middle States Section


Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                               8                                             www.PRPS.org
 Sunday, March 5                                              Educational Sessions
             0:00 a.m. – :00 p.m.                                   COMMUNITY BRANCH ROUNDTABLE FIELDING
                                                                       IT…ISSUES IN YOUTH SPORTS TODAY (.1 CEU)
                                                                       Remember the days when kids could play safely, we weren’t
a THE CREATION OF MORE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES                             concerned about kidnappings, sexual predators, or overly
- Part 1 of 2 (.175 CEU)                                               enthused volunteers? Times have changed and we see it most
Leaders from the public and private sector are very interested         with our youth sports programming and organization. Do you
in addressing one of our greatest current public health                                                                do background
                               concerns--the rise of sedentary                                                         checks on your
                               lifestyles and their associated                                                         volunteers?
                               afflictions and its connection to                                                       How should
                               another topic of great current                                                          that be
                               interest: the creation of more                                                          different when
                               livable communities. Walking                                                            related to
                               expert Mark Fenton has become                                                           youth sports
                               a vocal pedestrian advocate and                                                         programs?
                               recognized authority on public                                                          Many of us
                               health issues and the need for                                                          also don’t
                               community, environmental,                                                               realize the
and public-policy initiatives to encourage more walking                impact that youth sports has on the health and wellness of
and bicycling. Mark will touch on current health and fitness           our kids. With youth obesity rates on the rise, we can make
recommendations; the benefits of a healthier workforce;                a difference in combating this by continuing to make sports
cost-effective, long-term activity promotion; modern                   fun for all youth. By doing so, more youth will participate
development, suburban sprawl, the call for more sustainable            in sports throughout life and reduce their chance for adult
communities; the need for responsible environmental                    illnesses related to obesity. These items and other topics will
stewardship and preservation of open space; the development            be up for discussion with a panel of representatives from the
of trails and greenways.                                               PA Youth Sports Task Force. Know how to respond to your
Presenter: Mark Fenton, host of the PBS series “America’s              local organizations and encourage them to move with the
Walking”                                                               times! Bring your questions and issues and be prepared for a
(aThis is part of the Citizen Symposium sponsored by                   lively discussion!
DCNR)                                                                  Presenters: Doug Lowery, Director, Manheim Central
                                                                       Recreation Commission, William Folk, Recreation Program
               :00 p.m. – :5 p.m.                                   Coordinator, Blue Mountain Recreation Commission, and
                                                                       Dudley Rice, APRP, Parks & Recreation Director, Solebury
                                                                       Township
RECREATION INTERNSHIPS: PRUDENT
PLANNING = A WIN-WIN RESULT (.1 CEU)
This informative session will ensure that all participants             AWESOME AQUATIC PROGRAMS (.1 CEU)
(students, faculty, and agency professionals) are aligned              Delight your community by presenting unique and new
with the information that promotes a positive internship               aquatic programming. The panel will share their successful
experience. Attendees will engage with a select panel made             programs -- what worked, what didn’t and what they would
up of a recreation agency professional, a current student              do differently next time. Attendees are encouraged to bring
intern, and a university faculty internship supervisor. The            copies of programs and share ideas.
three different professional perspectives will address all             Presenters: Denise Swarner, Recreation Director, Derry Area
potential areas of concern that future interns might confront          Recreation Board, Sandi Gackenbach, Aquatics Director,
during the entire process of the internship.                           Allentown Bureau of Recreation, and Todd Roth, Aquatics
Presenters: Leonard K. Long, Associate Professor, Recreation           Director, Centre Region Parks and Recreation
Management, Lock Haven University, Tony Scheivert,
Superintendent, Caln Township Parks and Recreation Dept.,
and Megan McCarthy, Senior Intern, Lock Haven University

  “The annual conference is 3-days away from the everyday routine and an opportunity to renew and re-vitalize my focus
  and enthusiasm for the work we do”.

  Carolyn Hanel
  West Whiteland Township

Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                      9                            2007 Conference Registration Guide
 Sunday, March 5                                                 Educational Sessions
BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES THROUGH                                   a BASIC TRAINING FOR RECREATION & PARKS
SPRAY PARKS                                                            BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS
(.1 CEU)                                                               (.1 CEU)
Many communities can no longer afford to maintain aging                A basic introduction to DCNR’s publication “Recreation
aquatic facilities, and they certainly cannot afford the multi-        and Parks Board Handbook,” this session will provide tips
million dollar price tag that comes with a new swimming                and techniques for organizing and effective operation of
pool. Enter spray parks, an emerging trend of new recreation           recreation and parks boards and commissions.
facilities. Even in communities that have established aquatics         Presenter: Judy Houck, CPRP, Assistant Parks and Public
facilities, sprayparks are a safe alternative as these “zero-          Works Director, Bethlehem Township
depth” aquatics                                                        (aThis is part of the Citizen Symposium sponsored by
facilities do                                                          DCNR)
not require any
special skills to
use or operate.
                                                                                      :0 p.m. – :45 p.m.
Discover how
sprayparks                                                             a THE CREATION OF MORE LIVABLE COMMUNITIES
offer aquatic                                                          – PART 2 (.1 CEU)
activities and                                                         Expanding on his Citizen’s Symposium keynote message,
summertime fun                                                         Mark Fenton will describe in more detail the attributes
to all economic                                                        of more walkable settings, and the successes of specific
levels regardless of swimming ability and how such play                communities. He will suggest concrete steps that individuals,
emphasizes a healthy lifestyle.                                        neighborhoods, professionals, companies and park and
Presenter: Glenn Barrie, Principal, Camellian PlayScapes               recreation departments can take to immediately begin to alter
                                                                       their environments more positively.
                                                                       Presenter: Mark Fenton, host of the PBS series “America’s
GEOCACHING (.1 CEU)
                                                                       Walking”
You might consider geocaching a sport or a game using GPS
                                                                       (aThis is part of the Citizen Symposium sponsored by
(Global Positioning Technology). Either way, the number
                                                                       DCNR)
of participants has grown exponentially. Today, there are
more than 200,000 active caches in 218 countries around
the world. Discover the basics of geocaching and how to                MAKE PRPS WORK FOR YOU (.1 CEU)
manage the visitor impact of this activity at your site. A             You’ve made it to the conference, now what? Learn how to
challenging and fun “cache” hunt will take place during the            make the most of PRPS: networking, session selection, first
program.                                                               impressions and opportunities for involvement are only some
Presenters: Norman Lazarus, Southeastern Pennsylvania                  of the topics to be discussed. This session is a must for all
Geocachers, and Dan Bickel, Park Manager, Greenwood                    students!
Furnace State Park Complex                                             Presenter: Lisa Black, Program Director, Pittsburgh Indoor
                                                                       Sports Arena
a FINANCING MUNICIPAL PARKS & RECREATION
(.1 CEU) Financing public recreation and park services has             TIMEWISE: THE LINK BETWEEN LEISURE TIME
become more challenging over the years and the support from            AND RECREATION (.1 CEU)
tax dollars is often supplemented by other sources of revenue.         TimeWise is a curriculum targeted at 6th grade students
This program will be an abridged version of the popular                to help them take charge of their leisure time activity.
workshops provided by DCNR and PSATS in 2006, which                    It currently is being adapted to integrate an after-school
focused on exploring a range of funding approaches with                component to expose youth to a variety of recreation
practical examples from across the Commonwealth. Booklets              activities. TimeWise promotes partnerships between
will be provided to each attendee.                                     education and recreation professionals who are working
Presenter: Ron Woodhead, CPRP, CPSI, Director, Centre                  together to increase physical activity opportunities for youth.
Region Parks & Recreation                                              Presenters: Robyn Ricketts, Active Communities Coordinator,
(aThis is part of the Citizen Symposium sponsored by                   and Allison Topper, Executive Director, PA Advocates for
DCNR)                                                                  Nutrition & Activity (PANA)




Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                            0                                               www.PRPS.org
Sunday, March 5                                               Educational Sessions
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION: IS IT FOR ME?                                         4:00 p.m. – 5:5 p.m.
(.1 CEU)
What are the benefits of being professionally certified
other than professional pride? Is the process of being              OPENING GENERAL SESSION
certified worth the effort? Gain an overview of the types of        a ATTITUDE, ACCOUNTABILITY AND
certification, who qualifies and how to go about the process        ACTION – DIAMONDS THAT HELP US SHINE!
of being certified. Discover the value and benefits of being        (.1 CEU)
professionally certified and how to keep it current.                How do we push forward
Presenter:      Herbert Dolaway, CPRP, Superintendent,              when things change? Let
Chambersburg Recreation Department                                  Randy Snow’s no excuses
                                                                    approach challenge you
AQUATIC WELLNESS FOR THE HEALTH OF IT                               to discover that despite
                                                                    your circumstances --
(.1 CEU)
                                                                    - economic, physical, or
Exercise, instructional programs and recreation are
                                                                    otherwise --- your dreams
among the top reasons patrons use a community center or
                                                                    can be fulfilled.
neighborhood facility. Since swimming is one of the most
                                                                    Presenter: Randy Snow,
popular activities in America, it is no surprise that the
                                                                    President, NOXQs, Inc.
combination of swimming with exercise, programming and
                                                                    (aThis is part of the Citizen
amusement has been a success for decades. Learn about
                                                                    Symposium sponsored by DCNR)
the continued specialization of indoor and outdoor pools
including today’s amenities and features, programming
opportunities, and design issues that make the experience
more enjoyable and accessible to guests young and old.
Presenter: Doug Whiteaker, Principal, Water Technology,
Inc.

INVASIVE SPECIES THREATS TO
PENNSYLVANIA FORESTS (.1 CEU)
Gain an overview of the forest health conditions in
Pennsylvania forests, with an emphasis on the threat of non-
native invasive insects
and pathogens. Find
out who is working on
invasive species and
who to contact for more
information. Display                                                 I have attended several Annual Conferences in the past.
materials will help                                                  I remember this first one I attended. It was at Hershey,
you recognize certain                                                PA. Prior to going, we were given the course descrip-
invasive species in your                                             tions and had to decide on which classes to take. I found
area.                                                                myself wanting to take two or three classes at the same
Presenter: Donald A.                                                 time. Some of the classes were repeated and others were
Eggen, Ph.D., Forest                                                 not. I networked with a lot of fellow park professionals
Health Manager, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry                           there who attended these other classes. Some of them
                                                                     even picked up extra handouts for me. It almost felt like
                                                                     being a kid and walking in “Toys ‘R US” for the first time.
                                                                     So many great classes, so little time.

                                                                     I would highly recommend that if you never had been to
                                                                     an Annual Conference, that you make every attempt to
                                                                     attend the next one.

                                                                     Jeffrey A. Larsen
                                                                     Montgomery County Parks & Heritage Services
                                                                     Department


Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                                             2007 Conference Registration Guide
 Monday, March 6                                                     Educational Sessions
               7:0 a.m. – 8:0 a.m.                                 SUPERVISORY DEVELOPMENT FOR
                                                                     THE NEW PROFESSIONAL – PART 1 of 2
                                                                     (.15 CEU)
GENERAL SESSION
                                                                     This supervisory training is perfect for young professionals
MORNING STROLL WITH MARK (.1 CEU)                                    but really will be adapted to anyone needing a shot in the
Mark Fenton is an entertaining, persuasive, and                      arm to be re-energized to become an effective manager
knowledgeable walking advocate; one the nation’s foremost            in your agency. The session will provide information on
experts on the activity; the former editor-at-large of               supervisory styles, hiring and orienting new employees,
WALKING Magazine; host of the March 2000 PBS pledge                  training, coaching and evaluation of staff, counseling staff
special, “Walk to a Better Life”; and host of the PBS series,        and keys to effective listening. There will also be a focus on
“America’s Walking”. Most recently, Mark has become a                the discipline of staff and handling arguments and objections
vocal pedestrian advocate and recognized authority on public         from difficult employees. The session will highlight what
health issues and the need for community, environmental,             motivates employees and also what motivates managers.
and public-policy initiatives to encourage more walking              Additional content will include running an effective meeting
and bicycling. Lace up your walking shoes and join him on            and how true teamwork really works. The bottom line on all
a portion of Derry Township’s 22-mile Jonathan Eshenour              of this presentation is the number one priority of customer
Memorial Trail for an informative and healthy start to your          service. You will leave the sessions with positive as well
morning.                                                             as practical information that will be useful for a young or
Presenter: Mark Fenton, host of the PBS series “America’s            seasoned professional.
Walking”                                                             Presenter: Laura Wetherald, CPRP, Bureau Chief, Howard
                                                                     County Recreation and Parks
               8:00 a.m. – 9:0 a.m.
                                                                     AND THE WINNER IS… (.15 CEU)
GEM – GREET, EAT AND MEET (.15 CEU)                                  Interested in submitting an entry into the annual PRPS
Re-fuel your body, mind and outlook for the day with                 Awards process, but unsure of what’s involved? The overall
breakfast and a “NOXQs Good Morning Message” from                    process will be reviewed - deadlines, documentation, format.
Randy Snow.                                                          Members of the PRPS Recognition & Awards Committee
                                                                     will comment on what makes entries “stand above the rest”
                                                                     during the ranking process.
             0:00 a.m. – :0 a.m.                                 Presenter: Susan Lohoefer, CPRP, Director of Parks and
                                                                     Recreation, Upper Dublin Township
EMPOWERING YOUTH TO LEAD CHANGE
(.15 CEU)                                                            THE 20% BOOST PEDOMETER PROGRAM
NRG - Powered by Choice is an innovative new cause                   (.15 CEU)
campaign for youth ages 12-18 to promote and lead changes            Pedometers, or step counters, are known to be an effective
that support healthy eating and active lifestyles in schools         activity tool. Many experts
and communities. This grass-roots campaign will connect              recommend a target of
youth leaders to the collective work of industry, media,             10,000 steps a day, but
schools, recreation agencies, and local organizations such as        it is better to measure a
YMCAs and businesses working to improve nutrition and                baseline activity level
physical activity.                                                   first and build from there.
Presenter: Allison Topper, Executive Director, PA Advocates          This can be ideal for work
for Nutrition & Activity (PANA)                                      site wellness programs.
                                                                     The effort to accumulate
DIVERSITY & TEAMWORK -                                               more steps also makes
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER (.15 CEU)                                    people keenly aware of the
Successful people - successful organizations -- focus on an          barriers to routine walking
individual’s assets rather than their differences. Laugh and         such as locked stairwells,
learn as you find ways to promote teamwork, along with               missing sidewalks, and
individualism, and nurture a well-balanced and informed              unsafe streets. This session
workforce.                                                           will address how you can
Presenter: Randy Snow, President, NOXQs, Inc.                        make the most of your pedometer and incorporate it into a
                                                                     meaningful activity tool for you and your community.
                                                                     Presenter: Mark Fenton, host of the PBS series “America’s
                                                                     Walking”
Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                                                                        www.PRPS.org
 Monday, March 6                                                       Educational Sessions
CONFLICT RESOLUTION (.15 CEU)                                          HAVE FUN – STAY FIT IN PA’S PARKS & TRAILS
Many people fear conflict, but conflict itself is not a                (.15 CEU)
problem--it’s what we do with it that counts. From angry               An overview will be provided of Keystone Active Zone and
patrons, fighting children, employee disagreements, this               Get Outdoors PA. Learn ways to get involved with KAZ/
session will offer proven strategies for reducing conflict in          GOPA and
the recreational setting.                                              discuss issues
Presenter: Shawn DeRosa, Consultant, Aquatic Safety                    related to
Research Group, LLC                                                    programming,
                                                                       local/county/
SPRUCING UP PARK HABITATS THROUGH                                      state wide
INVASIVES REMOVAL AND WILDLIFE HABITAT                                 collaboration
IMPROVEMENT (.15 CEU)                                                  and the link
As greater demands are placed on managers’ time and less               between
funding is available, efforts to control invasive species need         physical
to be focused on those species most likely to interfere with           education/
the management goals of the site. This session looks at                schools, parks
some of the factors influencing the prioritization of invasive         and recreation.
species control.                                                       Presenters: Robyn Ricketts, Active Communities Program
Presenters: Rachel Wagoner, Resources Management -                     Coordinator, Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition & Activity
Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks and Sara Nicholas,                  (PANA) and Heather Bennett, Outdoor Recreation Manager,
Executive Director, Wild Resource Conservation Program,                DCNR
DCNR
                                                                       LAUGHING MATTERS: DESIGN YOUR LIFE FOR
               :5 p.m. – :45 p.m.
                                                                       HEALTH AND WELL-BEING! (.15 CEU)
                                                                       Need a good laugh? Need some instant stress relief? Want
                                                                       to boost your energy level? Join us for this fun, informative,
BECOME A NATIONAL ADVOCATE FOR PARKS                                   interactive workshop where you’ll learn lots of tips, tools and
& RECREATION (.15 CEU)                                                 techniques that you can incorporate in the workplace and at
Gather the tools that will assist you in becoming a national           home and for a healthier, happier life.
advocate for parks and recreation. Background information              Presenters: Georgia Mazzolla, Life Coach, Human Harmony
will be provided to describe various national legislative,             and Gail Ellen Riegler, Certified Laughter Leader, The
regulatory, and policy issues that advocates can be engaged            Laughter Company
on.
Presenter: Monica Hobbs Vinluan, Senior Policy Associate,              SUMMER ROMANCES AMONG STAFF –
National Recreation & Park Association                                 HOT OR NOT? (.15 CEU)
                                                                       Summer: A break from school, time to chill out, make new
THE COURAGE TO LEAD (.15 CEU)                                          friends and find that true summer love. But what happens
Examining four very important leadership virtues, Courage              when your staff members start dating each other or even
inspires the audience to live the truth, compete with a                worse, how does that relationship gone astray affect
purpose, reach for opportunities and remain compassionate.             the workplace? This session examines the many issues
Utilizing these leadership pillars will ready you and your             surrounding summer love and provides guidance on how to
staff for every test.                                                  handle a budding romance.
Presenter: Randy Snow, President, NOXQs, Inc.                          Presenter: Shawn DeRosa, Consultant, Aquatic Safety
                                                                       Research Group, LLC
SUPERVISORY DEVELOPMENT FOR
THE NEW PROFESSIONAL – PART 2 – (.15 CEU)
A continuation of the 10:00 a.m. session that will impart
positive as well as practical information useful for a young or
seasoned professional.
Presenter: Laura Wetherald, CPRP, Bureau Chief, Howard
County Recreation and Parks




Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                                                 2007 Conference Registration Guide
 Monday, March 6                                                      Educational Sessions
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS                                           99 SECOND PROGRAMS (.15 CEU)
FOR BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT                                         You’ll come away with a handful of proven ideas in this fast-
(.15 CEU)                                                             paced programming session. Presenters will have 99 seconds
Learn how local governments, in a joint venture format, are           to share a unique program or event. Group discussion will
taking their brownfields and converting them to productive            follow. Bring your ideas to share!
uses. Discover how landfills, gas stations, and asbestos brake        Moderator: Tammy Echevarria, Recreation Program/Office
plants are transformed to golf courses, parks and residential         Coordinator, Upper Dublin Township
areas.                                                                Presenters: PRPS Members; perhaps YOU?
Presenter: Gary Silversmith, President, P&L Investments,
LLC                                                                   FILL YOUR FACILITY WITH PURPLE COWS
                                                                      (.15 CEU)
               :00 p.m. – 4:0 p.m.                                  Discover how to make programs, products and particularly
                                                                      fitness opportunities to be REMARKABLE so they “stand
                                                                      out” from all the others that compete for attention. Based on
ARE YOU WILLING TO RISK IT? (.15 CEU)                                 Seth Godin’s best selling book, The Purple Cow, this session
Park facilities and recreation programs inherently have risk          will teach how to reach more of the 85% of the population
exposure. Understanding an agency’s liability exposure and            that are still not involved in fitness on a regular basis.
learning the available risk control tools can assist park and         Presenter: Fred Seabright, VP, National Accounts, Strive
recreation professionals in developing a risk management              Enterprises, Inc.
plan that can reduce that exposure for their community.
Presenter: John Balicki, CPRP, CPSI, John Balicki &
Associates                                                            TATTOOS, BODY PIERCING AND YOUR FACILITY
                                                                      (.15 CEU)
                                                                      Tattoos and body piercings raise numerous safety issues for
IN SEARCH OF AMERICA’S TREASURES
                                                                      both patrons and staff in the parks and recreation industry.
(.15 CEU)                                                             How do we respond to these issues in an objective manner?
Take a visual journey through the Continental US. Hear how            This “Adults Only” session will introduce you to these issues
the Sedors planned a two-year expedition to 329 national              and help to make informed decisions on balancing personal
parks, sites, battlefields and monuments and what it took             freedom and safety.
to pull it off. Find out which National Parks are the most            Presenter: Shawn DeRosa, Consultant, Aquatic Safety
accessible to individuals with disabilities and take notes            Research Group, LLC
while Gab teaches you how to travel in style on a shoestring
budget.
Presenters: Gabrielle and Michael Sedor, founders, USA-               SMARTPARKS - IS IT RIGHT FOR YOUR
C2C                                                                   AGENCY? (.15 CEU)
                                                                      SmartParks is a Computerized Maintenance Management
                                                                      System which is being implemented in Montgomery County,
TRANSITIONING FROM COLLEGE
                                                                      Maryland. This presentation will discuss the technology
TO THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD (.15 CEU)                                   issues such as database, GIS and GPS being used as well as
College students: Unsure of how to begin the job search               the management issues grappled with in order to implement.
process or establish and develop yourself in the recreation           Presenter: Brian Woodward, Regional Operations Manager,
and park                                                              Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission
profession?
Students’
concerns about
making the leap
from college
to the working
world will be
addressed and
alleviated by two
new professionals
who are well aware of the anxieties and challenges faced by
a new graduate.
Presenters: Derek Dureka, Recreation Program Coordinator,
Upper Dublin Township and Brianne Morris, Assistant Parks
and Recreation Director, Borough of Franklin Park
Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                           4                                             www.PRPS.org
Tuesday, March 7                                                      Educational Sessions
               8:0 a.m. - 9:0 a.m.                                  RECREATION FOR LIFE - CREATING
                                                                      MULTI-GENERATIONAL DESTINATION PARKS
101 FREE (AND PRACTICALLY FREE) WAYS TO                               (.1 CEU)
                                                                      Today, residents of all ages and abilities are demanding that
PROMOTE YOUR PROGRAMS, PARKS AND AGENCY
                                                                      parks respond with programs and facilities that meet their
(.1 CEU)                                                              choice for an active lifestyle. Building a traditional park that
             Tough economic times require that you                    provides a playground, trail or a ball field does not typically
             turn up the marketing heat and attract new               meet the needs of a diverse community. Learn about the
             customers to your doors, while increasing                development, funding, implementation, and management
             current customer loyalty and repeat business.            of the nation’s first multi-generational destination park - the
             Explore over 100 ways to promote your                    Lewisburg Area Recreation Park.
             agency’s program, image and events with                  Presenter: Greg A. Weitzel, Executive Director, Lewisburg
             little or no money.                                      Area Recreation Authority
Presenter: Jodi L. Rudick, President, ADvisors Marketing
Group
                                                                      DON’T PANIC! MANAGING POO IN YOUR POOL
DCNR UPDATE (.1 CEU)                                                  AND OTHER CRISIS SITUATIONS
Larry Williamson, Deputy                                              (.1 CEU)
Secretary for Conservation                                            There are times when it pays to be over prepared, and
and Engineering Services, will speak about Secretary                  aquatics crisis management is one of them. Whether it’s in
DiBerardinis’ Action Plan based on the stakeholders meeting           the water, on the deck or in the concession stand this session
the secretary conducted throughout the commonwealth.                  will teach you how to avoid the little things that lead to a big
Cindy Adams Dunn, Director of the Bureau of Recreation                crisis.
and Conservation, will address the latest changes to the              Presenter: Kevin Corace, Superintendent, Township of
grants program and Conservation Landscape Initiatives. John           Hampton
Norbeck, the new Director of the Bureau of State Parks will
talk about Get Outdoors PA, designed to engage active use of                       0:0 a.m. – :00 p.m.
state parks and forests.
                                                                      RFPS FOR ROOKIES (.15 CEU)
OVERVIEW OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION                                    Discover the key to developing a good, succinct Request For
SYSTEM (GIS) ACTIVITY IN DCNR (.1 CEU)                                Proposal that is specific to the project in order to receive the
Gain an overview of GIS activity as it applies to Parks,              highest quality bids.
Trails, Forestry                                                      Presenter: Scott Cope, CPRP, Assistant to the
Services and Natural                                                  Bureau Director, DCNR
Heritage disciplines.
This presentation will                                                CAN’T AFFORD RECREATION SOFTWARE?
include an update on
                                                                      BUILD YOUR OWN! (.15 CEU)
the status of the PA
                                                                      Your agency is already using Microsoft Word to create letters
Map program and the
                                                                      and text documents, Excel
unique data that this
                                                                      for spreadsheets, and Outlook
program provides.
                                                                      for emails. Learn how to use
Presenter:       Ronald
                                                                      MS Access to create your
Hermany, GIS Coordinator, DCNR
                                                                      own Recreation Program
                                                                      Management Software. For
INTERVIEWING FOR SUCCESS (.1 CEU)                                     many departments, purchasing
The interview is your chance to showcase yourself beyond              a proprietary software system
what your resume shows. Learn key tips to a successful                is cost prohibitive. If you
interview as well as the top five interview blunders to avoid.        already have MS Access, it
Come prepared to simulate a job interview.                            will only cost you your time.
Presenter: Shawn DeRosa, Consultant, Aquatic Safety                   Presenter: Bill Wert, CPRP, Director, Newtown Twp Parks &
Research Group, LLC                                                   Recreation




Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                    5                            2007 Conference Registration Guide
 Tuesday, March 7                                                       Educational Sessions
WORLD WIDE WONDERFUL OR WORLD WIDE                                      WHAT THE HECK IS REC? (.15 CEU)
WASTE? HOW TO CREATE AND PROMOTE                                        “What do you do in the winter?” As a student or new
A SUCCESSFUL WEB SITE (.15 CEU)                                         professional, you may now know the answer to that very
                                      A good web site will              common question. This informational session will give you
                                      pull new customers into           a real-life perspective on the P & R field and then open up to
                                      your door; a boring or            answer all of your questions.
                                      dysfunctional site will           Presenter: Lisa Black, Program Director, Pittsburgh Indoor
                                      repel them – possibly             Sports Arena
                                      forever. Whether your
                                      agency already has a
                                      web site or is thinking
                                                                                        :5 p.m. – :45 p.m.
                                      about creating one, this
interactive session will help you make sure your web site is a          BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARENTS
super-powered marketing tool. Content and promotion rather              (.15 CEU)
than programming and HTML will be explored.                             At times, parents can be challenging, especially when it
Presenter: Jodi L. Rudick, President, ADvisors Marketing                involves their children. Develop skills to handle difficult
Group                                                                                                            conversations with
                                                                                                                 parents without
KIDS’ PROGRAMS THAT “POP”! (.15 CEU)                                                                             compromising your
Use pop culture characters to inject new life into your program.                                                 agency’s policies and
Do you know what a “Cheetah Girl” is? What’s a “Wiggle”?                                                         procedures. Portions
Who’s “Dora”? Get a quick look into what kids are watching                                                       of this workshop
and buying and learn proven ways to energize your programs                                                       can be replicated in
and increase registration.                                                                                       your seasonal staff
Presenter: Holly Harden, Supervisor, Children & Youth                                                            training.
Programming, Howard County Department of Recreation &                                                            Presenter: Kathleen
Parks                                                                   Muller, CPRP, District Manager, Philadelphia Department of
                                                                        Recreation
RISK MANAGEMENT – ANOTHER DAY AT THE
                                                                        INTRO AND OVERVIEW OF THE ETHICS LAW
BALLPARK (.15 CEU)
                                                                        (.15 CEU)
Cover all the bases of Risk Management through the use of
                                                                        Government Officials have been entrusted to serve in the
this entertaining model. Participating in this presentation will
                                                                        public’s best interest. As such, public officials and employees
allow you to score lots of runs and maybe a grand slam in the
                                                                        must keep abreast of their duties and responsibilities under the
game of Risk Management.
                                                                        Ethics Law. Topics that will be covered include how to avoid
Presenter: Shawn DeRosa, Consultant, Aquatic Safety
                                                                        conflicts of interest, financial disclosure, restricted activities,
Research Group, LLC
                                                                        jurisdiction, the intent of the Ethics Act and relevant advisory
                                                                        opinions.
MANAGING OVERABUNDANT DEER                                              Presenter: John Contino, Executive Director, PA State Ethics
ON SUBURBAN PARKLANDS (.15 CEU)                                         Commission
Gain an overview of the issues and options surrounding
suburban deer management on a local and county government
level. The presentation will cover basic deer ecology and
biology, management techniques and methods, and a discussion
of the human dimensions of suburban deer management.
Presenter: Philip Norman, Deer Project Manager, Howard
County, Maryland, Department of Recreation and Parks




Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                             6                                                 www.PRPS.org
 Tuesday, March 7                                                        Educational Sessions
COULD A PEER OR RECTAP GRANT HELP YOU?                                   SURVEYS ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET –
(.15 CEU)                                                                (.15 CEU)
As a local recreation and parks director have you ever needed            Timely and relevant market/citizen information is crucial
help on a topic or issue? As a recreation and park advisory board        when designing new programs, evaluating capital decisions,
member have you exhausted your local volunteer resources                 and creating long range plans. However, many park and
and just don’t know how you can continue? The DCNR Peer to               recreation organizations
Peer and the PRPS RecTAP grant programs could provide you                lack the fiscal resources to
the help you are looking for. Both programs are available to             contract with specialized
help municipalities and other local groups improve their park,           firms to conduct extensive
recreation and conservation services through a collaborative             market surveys. For these
process. Come to this session and learn how an experienced               agencies, it may make
park, recreation and conservation professional from another              more sense to conduct
community can provide you guidance and support to help                   more limited survey work
strengthen and improve your organization.                                on their tight budget.
Presenters: Mike Eschenmann, Recreation and Park Advisor,                Learn the advantages
DCNR Bureau of Recreation, Susan Lohoefer, CPRP, Director                and disadvantages of this
of Parks and Recreation, Upper Dublin Township, Ken Lehr,                approach and then the key
Director of Parks and Recreation, West Goshen Township,                  steps and considerations
Kimberly Woodward, CPRP, Training Coordinator, PA                        for conducting surveys
Recreation & Park Society                                                “in-house”.
                                                                         Presenters:      Andrew J.
TALKIN ‘BOUT MY GENERATION                                               Mowen, Ph.D., Assistant
                                                                         Professor, Nate Trauntvein, Graduate Student, and Toni
(.15 CEU)
                                                                         Liechty, Graduate Student, The Pennsylvania State
Never before have demographers, sociologists, marketers
                                                                         University
and psychologists tracked such dramatic shifts in attitudes,
values and behaviors from one decade to the next. To increase
participation, improve public awareness, boost credibility and           GETTING YOUR FEET WET—A STAFF PRIMER FOR
attract financial support; park and recreation professionals             POOL MANAGERS (.15 CEU)
must become expert communicators -- no matter their age                  When it comes to aquatics, you can take a class or read a book-
or background. Learn how to tune in, assess, communicate                 -or do it the way I did: jump in with both feet! This session
and motivate staff, customers and city leaders no matter what            reviews my mistakes (and I made a lot of them!) surrounding
their age and life experience in this fast paced, interactive            pool staff management.
workshop.                                                                Presenter: Lisa Black, Program Director, Pittsburgh Indoor
Presenter: Jodi L. Rudick, President, ADvisors Marketing                 Sports Arena
Group

MAINTAINING TREES AND SHRUBS (.15 CEU)
Countless dollars can be wasted when agencies do not know
what plants to utilize and then don’t know how to maintain
them. Learn how to plant trees and shrubs, mulch plants, and
prune trees and shrubs. A discussion on the protection of trees
at construction sites and the shade preferences of various
trees will encourage participants to select the proper trees for
their long term value to the agency. Also discussed will be the
identification of tree wounds and how trees heal themselves.
Presenter: William Rosevear, Park Operations Manager,
DCNR, State Parks, Gifford Pinchot State Park




Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                       7                            2007 Conference Registration Guide
 Tuesday, March 7                                                       Educational Sessions
               :00 p.m. – 4:0 p.m.                                    SPARK - SPORTS, PLAY AND ACTIVE RECREATION
                                                                        FOR KIDS (.15 CEU)
                                                                        SPARK Active Recreation is designed to supplement after-
HOW TO DEVELOP GOOD                                                     school and summer camp programs for children ages 5-14.
DCNR PLANNING PROJECTS                                                  SPARK’s focus is the development of motor skills, movement
(.15 CEU)                                                               knowledge, social and personal skills. This all-inclusive,
A basic introduction to the different types of DCNR planning            noncompetitive program teaches children to be lifelong
projects and how to develop a good planning project. Examples           movers.
of planning projects include: feasibilities studies, master site        Presenters: Emily Goodling, SPARK Trainer, Highmark
plans, comprehensive recreation and park open space plans,              Blue Shield, and Lisa Scholar, SPARK Trainer, and Atiya
greenways and trails plans and rivers conservation plans.               Abdelmalik, RN, BSN, Clinical Preventionist/SPARK Lead
Presenters: Scott Cope, CPRP, Assistant to the Bureau                   Trainer, both of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Director, and Cindy Dunlap, CPRP, Planning Projects Section,
Recreation & Parks Supervisor, Chief, DCNR, Bureau of                   RECREATION WITH A PURPOSE (.15 CEU)
Recreation and Conservation                                             Having trouble getting your stewardship message across?
                                                                        Hook your audience
VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS –                                           with a recreation
THE INDUSTRY STANDARD (.15 CEU)                                         program such as
                            While many Parks &                          kayaking, mountain
                            Recreation Departments                      biking, hiking, birding,
                            depend upon volunteerism,                   and other outdoor
                            failing to take any steps to                adventures. Add a short
                            screen volunteers’ places the               but effective interpretive
                            Department, the community                   message and you’ve got
                            and the participants at serious             RECREATION WITH A
                            risk. Gather information on                 PURPOSE!
                            recent incidents, background                Presenter: Tim Morey,
                            screening results, and                      Environmental Education
                            statistics. The session will                Specialist, PA Wilds
                            also outline the criminal                   Recreation Team, DCNR
                            background screening                        State Parks
                            process and supply necessary
                            information regarding                       GAMES IN COUNSELOR ORIENTATION
                            program implementation.                     (.15 CEU)
Presenters: Byron Palmer, Vice President and Randy                      Plato said we learn more about a person in a half hour of
Rodebaugh, President, Southeastern Security Consultants                 play than in a year of conversation. In this session you will
                                                                        see that. By incorporating games into your training sessions
MUNICIPAL PROTOCOL FOR                                                  you captivate staff attention while teaching concepts such as
NEW PROFESSIONALS (.15 CEU)                                             customer service, communication and leadership. In addition,
As the ultimate decision maker and holders of the municipal             you gain insight into the personalities and dynamics of your
“purse strings”, local elected officials can make or break a            staff.
recreation project proposal. This lively session will contrast          Presenters: Tim Denny, Director of Parks and Recreation,
how typical local officials view recreation projects versus how         and Brian Barrett, Program Director, Haverford Township.
recreation professionals view them. Participants will learn
how to respond appropriately to municipal officials and win
them over!
Presenters: Lori Kieffer Yeich, Recreation and Parks
Supervisor and Mike Eschenman, Recreation and Parks
Advisor, DCNR, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation,
and Bill Seigel, Program Director, Community Development
Program, SEDA-COG




Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                             8                                             www.PRPS.org
                                  Wednesday, March 8
                 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
   PRESIDENT’S BREAKFAST

                 9:00 a.m. - :00 p.m.

   PESTICIDE APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION EXAM
   Location is at The Granada Gym & Fitness Center, Hershey,
   PA. See page 6 for more details.


                9:00 a.m. – 0:0 a.m.
   ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING                                                   60th
                                                                         Annual PRPS
   INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD
   MEMBERS



                                                                          Conference
                 :00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
   PRPS GOLF OUTING
   Dauphin Highland Golf Course




Sunday, March 25th - PRPS March Madness
                            Join us for an evening of friendly competition!



Sweet 16 Family Feud Tournament                                     Hoop Shoot Tournament
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Exhibit Hall                                   10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Exhibit Hall
If you missed out last year, here’s your chance.                    Start practicing your shots today and sign up
Sign up your team by contacting Tony Scheivert @                    with Tony Scheivert. This tournament is
(610) 384-0600 or tscheivert@calntownship.org.                      sponsored by E-L-F Entertainment.

                                                                    NCAA Tournament - On the Big Screen
AMAJK (A magic) DJ                                                  7:30 pm - 12:00 am - Exhibit Hall
10:00 pm - 12:00 am - Exhibit Hall                                  Sit back, relax and shoot the
After thinking hard for the most popular answer                     news with your friends as you
and shooting as fast and as accurate as you can,                    watch the best college players
its time to unwind with some dancing as                             shoot for the title of NCAA
AMAJK DJ spins all the tunes you love.                              Tournament Champions!




   Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue               9                    2007 Conference Registration Guide


           Monday, March 26th - Casino Night
         Monday, March 26th - Casino Night
    Another great night of entertainment choices beginning at 8:30 pm.
     Feeling lucky???                      $$ CASINO NIGHT $$                      Harrisburg PUB
   Sign up for the PRPS
                                                                                       Crawl
              “Bury the                      Black Jack Tables                         Sponsored by:
              Mortgage”                        Slot Machine
                Poker                         Roulette Wheel
             Tournament.                            Craps Table
               Seats are limited
                  so contact                       Poker Tables
                                                                               Join us on a tour of Harrisburg’s
                Tony Scheivert
                                                                                   Pubs! Only 45 seats are
       (610-384-0600) or
                                                                                 available—so first paid, first
 tscheivert@calntownship.org               Bring your lucky charms and be
                                                                                served! Cost: $10.00/person
   to reserve your seat today!             ready to gamble the night away!
                                                    Sponsored by:
                                                                               Sign up on the Registration form
 Join in and
                                                                                   located in the back of the
 help PRPS
                                                                                      Registration Guide.
“BURY THE
MORTGAGE”
                                                                                Must be 21 yrs. old to attend.


                          And if this wasn’t enough socializing for you,
                       the PRPS All-District Social will begin at 11:00 pm.


      Tuesday, March 27th
60th Anniversary Awards Banquet
 “Dancing with the PRPS Stars”
                 Join us as we celebrate the 60th Annual PRPS Conference
                        with an evening of fine dining and dancing!

                   The formal evening will begin at 5:30 pm with the Awards Reception.
                   Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

                   Immediately following the Banquet, we will honor our colleagues for
                   their brilliant performances throughout the year. Award winners and
                   special groups will take a moment after the Awards Ceremony to pose for the photographer
                   and then its off to the ballroom!

                   Grab your best PRPS dancing partner or bring one from home and learn four dances that
                   you will perform during the contest. Even if you don’t feel up to competing, you can show
                   your support for your fellow PRPS Stars and attend this gala event. The evening will
                   conclude with a d.j., dancing, and lots of friendly conversation.

                   “Black tie” attire is encouraged for this formal evening.
  Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                 0                                   www.PRPS.org
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                                                   are working hard to create a unique
     All Sunday                                      Exhibit Hall experience for you!
  Evening Activities                               Please be sure to bring your business
      are in the                                    cards and show your support to our
    Exhibit Hall!                                     vendors as they support PRPS!
 Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                     2007 Conference Registration Guide
                     Conference Tracks Schedule
       Date/Time            Community Recreation                                  Park Resources                             State Parks
 Saturday, March 24               Pool Management Workshop                                                               Pool Management Workshop


 Sunday, March 25
 10:00-12:00 pm               The Creation of Liveable Communities          The Creation of Liveable Communities           The Creation of Liveable
                                                                                                                                 Communities
 1:00-2:15 pm                       Fielding It – Youth Sports                       Building Spray Parks                        Geo-caching
                                      Building Spray Parks                               Geo-caching                         Building Spray Parks
                                     Recreation Internships                         Recreation Internships                  Recreation Internships
                                Financing Municipal Parks & Rec                Financing Municipal Parks & Rec

 2:30 -3:45 pm                      Professional Certification                     Professional Certification              Invasive Species Threats
                                           TimeWise                          Creating Liveable Communities Pt. 2           Professional Certification
                              Creating Liveable Communities Pt. 2                 Invasive Species Threats
                                  Multi-Municipal Cooperation

 4:00-5:15 pm                    Attitude, Accountability & Action              Attitude, Accountability & Action      Attitude, Accountability & Action

 General Session
 Monday, March 26
 7:30-8:30 am                             Morning Stroll                                 Morning Stroll                         Morning Stroll

 10:00-11:30 am                   Empowering Youth to Lead                   Invasives Removal & Wildlife Habitat    Invasives Removal & Wildlife Habitat
                               Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 1                 Diversity and Teamwork                  Diversity and Teamwork
                                    Diversity and Teamwork                    Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 1      20% Boost Pedometer Program
                                20% Boost Pedometer Program                    20% Boost Pedometer Program                  And the Winner Is . . .
                                     And the Winner Is . . .                        And the Winner Is . . .                   Conflict Resolution
                                       Conflict Resolution                            Conflict Resolution             Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 1

 1:15-2:45 pm                        The Courage to Lead                         Brownfield Transformation             Stay Fit in PA’s Parks & Trails
                                 Become a National Advocate                         The Courage to Lead                    The Courage to Lead
                               Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 2              Become a National Advocate             Become a National Advocate
                                 Stay Fit in PA’s Parks & Trails                Stay Fit in PA’s Parks & Trails         Brownfield Transformation
                                       Laughing Matters                               Laughing Matters               Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 2
                                   Summer Staff Romances                          Summer Staff Romances                      Laughing Matters
                                                                              Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 2



 3:00-4:30 pm                       Are You Willing to Risk It?                             Smart Parks                In Search of America’s Treasures
                                In Search of America’s Treasures                   Are You Willing to Risk It?             Are You Willing to Risk It?
                                   Fill Facility with Purple Cows              In Search of America’s Treasures                     Smart Parks
                              Tattoos, Body Piercings, Your Facility              Fill Facility with Purple Cows          Fill Facility with Purple Cows
                                        99-Second Programs                  Tattoos, Body Piercings, Your Facility   Tattoos, Body Piercings, Your Facility
 Tuesday, March 27
 8:30-9:30 am                      101 Free Ways to Promote                              DCNR Update                      Overview of GIS in DCNR
                                          DCNR Update                              Multi-Generational Parks                      DCNR Update
                                    Multi-Generational Parks                      Overview of GIS in DCNR                 101 Free Ways to Promote
                                                                                  101 Free Ways to Promote                 Multi-Generational Parks

 10:30-12pm                          Kids Programs that Pop!                         RFPs for Rookies                   Managing Overabundant Deer
                                        RFPs for Rookies                        Managing Overabundant Deer                  Risk Management
                              Build Your Own Registration Software                World Wide Wonderful?
                                     World Wide Wonderful?                          Risk Management
                                        Risk Management

 1:15-2:45 pm                  Building Relationships with Parents                 Peer and RecTAP Grants                 Maintaining Trees & Shrubs
                                    Peer and RecTAP Grants                        Maintaining Trees & Shrubs             Intro/Overview of Ethics Law
                                   Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation                   Intro/Overview of Ethics Law             Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation
                                  Intro/Overview of Ethics Law                    Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation
                                     Surveys on a Shoestring                       Surveys on a Shoestring

 3:00-4:30 pm                             SPARK                               Develop Good Planning Projects             Recreation with a Purpose
                              Use Games to Motivate & Train Staff                Recreation with a Purpose           Use Games to Motivate & Train Staff
                               Develop Good Planning Projects                Use Games to Motivate & Train Staff




Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                                                                                          www.PRPS.org
                                 Conference Tracks Schedule
         Aquatics                            Students & New                             Therapeutic                             Citizens and Boards
                                              Professionals
   Pool Management Workshop

                                                                                                                                     Citizens Symposium

      The Creation of Liveable        The Creation of Liveable Communities      The Creation of Liveable Communities         The Creation of Liveable Communities
            Communities
   Awesome Aquatic Programs                   Recreation Internships                   Recreation Internships                  Financing Municipal Parks & Rec
  Building Spray Parks Recreation                                                       Building Spray Parks                   Basic Training for Board Members
             Internships                                                                                                             Building Spray Parks


  Aquatic Wellness for Health of It         Make PRPS Work for You                Aquatic Wellness for Health of It           Creating Liveable Communities Pt. 2
                                            Professional Certification          Creating Liveable Communities Pt. 2



  Attitude, Accountability & Action      Attitude, Accountability & Action         Attitude, Accountability & Action            Attitude, Accountability & Action




           Morning Stroll                         Morning Stroll                            Morning Stroll                               Morning Stroll

        Conflict Resolution            Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 1            Diversity and Teamwork                       Diversity and Teamwork
      Diversity and Teamwork                   Conflict Resolution               Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 1            20% Boost Pedometer Program
       And the Winner Is . . .              Diversity and Teamwork                       Conflict Resolution                        And the Winner Is . . .
        Conflict Resolution                  And the Winner Is . . .              20% Boost Pedometer Program                        Conflict Resolution
                                                                                       And the Winner Is . . .


     Summer Staff Romances             Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 2               Laughing Matters                        Become a National Advocate
      The Courage to Lead                    The Courage to Lead                       The Courage to Lead                           The Courage to Lead
        Laughing Matters               Summer Staff Romances Laughing            Supervisory Dev. for New Pro. Pt. 2              Brownfield Transformation
                                                    Matters                        Become a National Advocate                    Stay Fit in PA’s Parks & Trails
                                                                                                                                       Laughing Matters




   Tattoos, Body Piercings, Your      Transition from College to Professional     In Search of America’s Treasures                 Are You Willing to Risk It?
              Facility                   In Search of America’s Treasures            Fill Facility with Purple Cows            In Search of America’s Treasures
     Are You Willing to Risk It?            Fill Facility with Purple Cows      Tattoos, Body Piercings, Your Facility                      Smart Parks
                                                 99-Second Programs                       99-Second Programs                      Fill Facility with Purple Cows



   Don’t Panic! Managing Crisis             Interviewing for Success                 101 Free Ways to Promote                            DCNR Update
    101 Free Ways to Promote               101 Free Ways to Promote                                                               101 Free Ways to Promote
                                                                                                                                   Multi-Generational Parks


        Risk Management                      What the Hec is Rec?               Build Your Own Registration Software                  Risk Management
      World Wide Wonderful?                    Risk Management                           Risk Management                     Build Your Own Registration Software
                                             World Wide Wonderful?                                                                  World Wide Wonderful?



  Primer for New Pool Managers         Building Relationships with Parents           Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation                   Peer and RecTAP Grants
    Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation            Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation           Building Relationships with Parents              Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation
   Intro/Overview of Ethics Law           Intro/Overview of Ethics Law                                                             Surveys on a Shoestring
                                                                                                                                 Intro/Overview of Ethics Law

  Use Games to Motivate & Train            Municipal Protocol for New           Use Games to Motivate & Train Staff            Develop Good Planning Projects
             Staff                               Professionals                              SPARK
                                       Use Games to Motivate & Train Staff




Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                                                                          2007 Conference Registration Guide
                               Conference Information
           What You Should Bring Along                                                ATTENTION STUDENTS
• Your favorite “traditional Conference Bag”; this year’s                The Robert W. Crawford Memorial Scholarship Award
give-a-way does not include a bag                                        consists of a $500 scholarship, registration, meals, and
• Business cards for the Exhibit Hall Game - your business               lodging for a student at the Annual PRPS Conference.
cards ARE the game cards this year
• Brochures and program information to share                             The John H. Jones Memorial Scholarship Award consists
• Address labels for all the raffle tickets                              of registration, meals, and lodging for a student at the Annual
• “Business Casual” attire for sessions                                  PRPS Conference.
• Casual clothing for evening socials
• Dress clothes for the Anniversary Awards Banquet (“Black               To apply for these scholarships, an application must be
Tie” encouraged)                                                         completed by a faculty member at the student’s college
                                                                         or university. The filing deadline is February 1, 2007.
                      Message Board                                      Applications may be obtained from the PRPS Office.
Messages for the delegates will be received by the hotel
operator and posted near the Registration/Information area.                               Welcome Orientation
Persons calling should indicate that the delegate they are               A special orientation session will be conducted on Sunday,
trying to contact is attending the “Pennsylvania Recreation              March 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide an
and Park Society Conference.” The telephone number at                    overview of PRPS and the conference to help you get
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center is 1-866-726-3387.                     maximum benefit from your conference experience.

                        Exhibit Hall                                                   Past Presidents’ Luncheon
The exhibit hall includes approximately 125 commercial and               The annual Past Presidents’ Luncheon will be held on
educational exhibits. The cost for a commercial 8’ x 10’ booth           Monday, March 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All PRPS
is $675. Please contact Kim at PRPS if you are interested in an          past presidents, honorary members, retired members, and
educational table top display. This is for municipal agencies            their spouses are invited for the luncheon. Contact the PRPS
or approved nonprofit organizations. Bring brochures and                 Office for more information and to make a reservation.
program information to share. The cost for an educational
exhibit is $25.
                                                                                            Society Luncheon
Exhibit Hall Game:                                                       The Society Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 27,
Join in the “Jewels of the Aisles” during this year’s conference!        from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Student scholarship winners
To be eligible for a prize valued at $50 or more, please bring           will be honored during the lunch.
along your business card to drop in to our special anniversary
containers which will be at each participating exhibit booth.                           Annual Awards Banquet
The exhibit hall committee members will visit booths randomly            The Awards Banquet will be held Tuesday, March 27 from
and draw a business card to determine the winner. Winners                5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Awards Banquet will immediately
will be announced and posted at the respective booths.                   follow the reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The annual
                                                                         Society award winners will be honored during the Banquet.
Exhibit Hall Hours:                                                      Formal attire should be worn for this event - black tie is
Sunday, March 25, 2007                                                   encouraged.
5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
                            & Reception                                      President’s Breakfast & Annual Business
                                                                                             Meeting
Monday, March 26, 2007                                                   The President’s Breakfast is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open                                 Wednesday, March 28 with the Annual Business Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall                         beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. The installation of new
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Open                                 officers and directors as well as the annual Memorial
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Reception                            Moment will be held during the meeting.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
9:30 a.m. – Noon        Exhibit Hall Open                                                Large Group Discount
Noon                    Exhibit Hall Closes                              If more than 5 attendees are registering from the same
                                                                         agency, contact PRPS for group rates.



Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                              4                                               www.PRPS.org
                             Registration Information
               Registration Information                                        Spouse, Family or Guest Attending
Please review this section carefully when completing your              There is a registration fee for a delegate’s spouse or guest
registration form. PRPS members receive a discounted rate              which includes the same items as the full conference and
off the regular conference fees. If you would like to join             daily registrations. A guest may not be a person working in
PRPS, please see page 31.                                              the recreation and park field who would normally register as
                                                                       a delegate for the conference.
                 Registration Deadline
March 19, 2007 - late registrations will be accepted but the                     Cancellation and Refund Policy
availability of all conference registration items such as bags/        If a cancellation is made prior to March 9, 2007 in writing
notebooks cannot be guaranteed.                                        to PRPS, the registration fee less a $20 service charge per
                                                                       person will be refunded. After March 9, 2007, a “credit
                     Full Conference                                   certificate” will be issued upon request, redeemable as
Includes program booklet, name badge with holder,                      registration fee toward a future PRPS seminar. No shows
educational sessions, exhibit hall admission, two exhibit hall         will be charged the full rate. If a scheduled presenter is not
socials, Sunday lunch (if selected on Registration Form),              available due to unforeseen circumstances, PRPS reserves
Sunday Dinner, Exhibit Hall lunch on Monday, Monday                    the right to schedule another presenter of equal ability and
Dinner, Society Luncheon on Tuesday, Tuesday Awards                    expertise. In the unlikely event of the cancellation of this
Banquet, Wednesday President’s Breakfast, and coffee &                 conference, PRPS’s liability is limited to 100 percent refund
refreshment breaks. Meals are included with conference                 of registration fees and does not include penalty fees on
registration, not as part of the lodging accommodations.               transportation, deposits for hotel accommodations, or other
                                                                       incurred expenses.
          Student/Retired Full Conference
Includes program booklet, name badge with holder,
                                                                                          Registration Hours
                                                                       The Registration area will be in the main lobby entrance to
educational sessions, exhibit hall admission, two exhibit
                                                                       the Exhibit Hall and will be open on the following days and
hall socials, Sunday Dinner, Exhibit Hall lunch on Monday,
                                                                       times:
Society Luncheon on Tuesday, and coffee & refreshment
breaks. Tickets for other meal functions may be purchased
                                                                       Sunday, March 25 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
separately as part of the registration.
                                                                       Monday, March 26 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                                                       Tuesday, March 27 from 7:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
                            Daily
For the days registered, includes educational sessions,
                                                                               Meal Functions and Special Events
exhibit hall admission, social activities, coffee and
                                                                       If you wish to purchase additional tickets for the meal
refreshment breaks, lunch, program booklet, and name badge
                                                                       functions, please do so in advance using the registration
with holder. Tickets for other meal functions may be
                                                                       form. Ticket availability may be limited on-site due to hotel
purchased as part of the registration.
                                                                       guarantee restrictions.

                Hotel Accommodations                                                         Special Needs
For the PRPS Conference, the hotel room rates at the                   In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center are on a “European                   PRPS will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate
Plan” and no meals are included. Rates are per room per                persons with disabilities at the 2007 Conference. Please help
night plus 6% PA state occupancy tax and 3% local tax.                 us to help you by completing the special needs section of the
Single rate is $136/night; Double rate is $136/night. Please           registration form.
use the reservation form included in this guide to make your
reservation by mailing or faxing the form to the Hershey
                                                                                               Room Host
Lodge. Reservation requests received after February 23,
                                                                       We need your help! Please mark all sessions where you
2007 will be accepted on a space available basis only at the
                                                                       would be willing to serve as room host on the Session
conference rate. Please confirm your departure date as the
                                                                       Preference Sheet on page 28. Just place an “H” next to the
Lodge does charge a $50 early departure fee. If you find it
                                                                       sessions you would like to host. The Conference Room Host
necessary to cancel your reservation, contact the Hershey
                                                                       Chair will contact you to confirm your choice and provide
Lodge at (717) 533-3131 no later than 72 hours prior to
                                                                       simple instructions. Room Host responsibilities are to
arrival. Ask for and record the cancellation number given
                                                                       introduce the speaker and sign CEU forms.
at the time cancellation is made. Check in time is after 4:00
p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m.


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                                              Directions




                                 HERSHEY Lodge and Convention Center
                                               P.O. Box 446
                                West Chocolate Avenue and University Drive
                                             Hershey, PA 17033
                                      (717) 533-3131 or 717-533-3311
LOCATION

Hershey is conveniently located in close proximity to most major metropolitan areas in the Northeast, making
HERSHEY Lodge and Convention Center an ideal family vacation retreat and meeting destination. Fun so close
– You can taste it!

BALTIMORE, MD
(1 1/2 hours, 90 miles)
Take I-83 North towards York and Harrisburg. Approaching Harrisburg, follow signs to continue on I-83 North.
I-83 North to 322 East to Hershey. 322 East to 422 East. At the traffic light turn right onto University Drive. Take
the first right into the entrance to HERSHEY Lodge.

PHILADELPHIA AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
(2 hours, 100 miles)
Schuykill Expressway (I-76) West to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76). Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) West to
exit 266. Turn left onto 72 North. Follow 72 North to 322 West. Take 322 West into Hershey (approximately 12
miles). Turn right onto University Drive (traffic light). Take the first left into the entrance to HERSHEY Lodge.

PITTSBURGH
(4 hours, 200 miles)
Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) East to exit 247. I-283 North to exit 3 and 322 East to Hershey. 322 East
to 422 East. At the traffic light turn right onto University Drive. Take the first right into the entrance to HERSHEY
Lodge.

WASHINGTON, DC (EASTERN SIDE AND
MARYLAND)
(2 hours, 140 miles)
I-95 North to I-695 West/(I-70)/Towson to I-695 North to I-83
North towards York and Harrisburg. Approaching Harrisburg,
follow signs to continue on I-83 North. I-83 North to 322 East
to Hershey. 322 East to 422 East. At the traffic light turn right
onto University Drive. Take the first right into the entrance to
HERSHEY Lodge.

Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                    6                                        www.PRPS.org
                             Registration Form 007
2007 PRPS State Conference, March 24-March 28, 2007              Please complete fees being paid and total at bottom
Only One Person Per Form - PRINT CLEARLY                         Full Conference (Best Value)                  $______
                                                                 q PRPS Member                                 $350
Title:_________(Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr)                                  q Regular                                     $365
Name:___________________________________________                 q Students/Retired Member                     $ 75
Agency:__________________________________________                q Students/Retired Regular                    $ 85
(Students please list school attending)
                                                                 q Spouse/Guest                                $ 25
Position:_______________________________________
                                                                 Daily Registration - check days
Certification:(CPRP, CTRS, etc. )____________________
                                                                 PRPS Member
First Line on Name Tag Should Read:________________
                                (First Name or Nickname)           ____ days @ $ 95 =                          $______
Address:_____Home or _____Office                                   Check: __ Sunday__ Monday__ Tuesday
_________________________________________________                q Regular
_________________________________________________                   ____ days @ $105 =                         $______
_________________________________________________                  Check: __ Sunday__ Monday__ Tuesday
Home Phone:( _____) ___________________________                  q Student/Retired PRPS Member
Office Phone:( _____)___________________________                   ____ days @ $35 =                           $______
Fax Number:(_____)____________________________                     Check: __ Sunday__ Monday__ Tuesday
Email:_______________________________________                    q Student/Retired Regular
Lodging:                                                            ____ days @ $45 =                          $______
_____at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center                      Check: __ Sunday__ Monday__ Tuesday
_____at other hotel/accommodations                               q Spouse/Guest
_____commuting                                                     ____ days @ $15 =                           $ ______
First Year Attending? _____Yes _____ No                            Check: __ Sunday__ Monday__ Tuesday
PRPS Member: _____ Yes ______ No                                 q Exhibit Hall Pass (included in full or daily registration)
                                                                   ____ days @ $5 =                            $ ______
I Require: (Please attach a brief explanation)
_____ Handicapped Accommodations                                   Check: __ Sunday__ Monday__ Tuesday
_____ Special Diet Consideration
_____ American Sign Language Interpreter                         q Citizen Symposium (Sunday)                     $75

Payment Information: For those charging or billing to            Pre-Conference Workshop (Saturday)
agency, registration information can be sent via fax to:         Swimming Pool Management Workshop
(814) 234-5276.                                                  q PRPS Member                                 $79
q Payment enclosed: Please make checks payable to PRPS           q Regular                                     $94
q Bill my agency (attach P.O. or billing authorization)          q Exam Core-Optional (Wednesday)              $50
Signature:_______________________Date:___________                q Exam Category 24-Optional (Wednesday) $10
q Bill my credit card: Visa__ MC__ AMEX __Discover__             On-Sites (Sunday)
Card # _________________________Exp.Date________                 q Hershey Park-Behind the Scenes              $15
Security Code: _____________(3#’s on back of card)               q Harrisburg’s City Island Stadium            $15
Signature: _________________________________                     q York Co.’s Heritage Rail Trail Ride         $15
                                                                 q Derry Township’s Memorial Trail             $15
Return Registration Form, payment information and Session        Specials and Extra Tickets - please review what is
Preference Sheet to:                                               included with your hotel & registration before adding
      Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, Inc.                 these.
                     2131 Sandy Drive                            Sunday Banquet ____ @ $40 =                $ _______
               State College, PA 16803-2283                      Monday Lunch ____ @ $12 =                  $ _______
                       814-234-4272                              Monday Dinner ____ @ $35 =                 $ _______
                     FAX 814-234-5276                            Tuesday All Conf. Lunch ____ @ $25 =       $ _______
                                                                 Tuesday Awards Banquet ____ @ $40 =        $ _______
                   PRPS Office Use Only                          Wed. President’s Breakfast ____ @ $15 = $ _______
 Date Received________________________________
 Amt. Received________________________________                   q Continuing Education Units (CEUs) $10 $ _______
 Method____________________By_______________                     q Harrisburg Pub Crawl $10              $________
 Exp. Date_____________
                                                                                                    TOTAL $___________
Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue               7                            2007 Conference Registration Guide
                                 Session Preference Sheet
Name: __________________________________
                                                                                                3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
                                                                               q     Are You Willing To Risk It?
Please indicate the sessions that you plan to attend by placing a check
                                                                               q     In Search of America’s Treasures
in the appropriate box. Mark the session list with an “H” if you are
                                                                               q     Transitioning From College to the Professional World
interested in being a room host. Thank You!
                                                                               q     99 Second Programs
                                                                               q     Fill Your Facility With Purple Cows
                     Sunday, March 25th                                        q     Tattoos, Body Piercing and Your Facility
                     10:00 am - 12:00 pm                                       q     SmartParks-Is It Right For Your Agency
q         a Creating More Liveable Communities Pt 1
                                                                                                Tuesday, March 27
                       1:00 pm - 2:15 pm                                                        8:30 am - 9:30 am
q         Recreation Internships                                               q     DCNR Update
q         Fielding It. . .Issues In Youth Sports Today                         q     Overview of Geographic Information System Activity in
q         Awesome Aquatic Programs                                                   DCNR
q         Building Healthy Communities Through Spray Parks                     q     Interviewing For Success
q         Geo-Caching                                                          q     101 Free Ways To Promote Your Programs, Parks
q         a Financing Municipal Parks & Recreation                                   and Agency
q         a Basic Training for Recreation Board Members                        q     Recreation For Life-Creating Multi-Generational
                                                                                     Destination Parks
                      2:30 pm - 3:45 pm                                        q     Don’t Panic! Managing Poo In Your Pool & Other Crisis
q         Make PRPS Work For You                                                     Situations
q         Timewise:The Link Between Leisure Time/Recreation
q	        Professional	Certification	Preparation                                               10:30 am - 12:00 pm
q         Aquatic Wellness for the Health of It                                q     RFPs for Rookies
q         Invasive Species Threats to Pennsylvania Forests                     q     Can’t Afford Recreation Software? Build Your Own
q         a Creating More Livable Communities Pt 2                             q     World Wide Wonderful or World Wide Waste?
                                                                               q     Kids Programs That “Pop”!
                      4:00 pm - 5:15 pm                                        q     Risk Management-Another Day At The Ballpark
q         General Session                                                      q     Managing Overabundant Deer On Suburban Parklands
                                                                               q     What the Heck is Rec?
                      Monday, March 26
                      7:30 am - 8:30 am                                                         1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
q         Morning Stroll with Mark                                             q     Building Relationships with Parents
                                                                               q     Intro and Overview of the Ethics Law
                      8:00 am - 9:30 am                                        q     Could A Peer or RECTAP Grant Help You?
q         GEM—Greet, Eat and Meet                                              q     Talkin ‘Bout My Generation
                                                                               q     Maintaining Trees and Shrubs
                                                                               q     Surveys On A Shoestring Budget
                     10:00 am - 11:30 am                                       q     Getting Your Feet Wet-A Staff Primer for Pool Managers
q         Empowering Youth to Lead Change
q         Diversity and Teamwork
q         Supervisory Development for New Professional-Part 1                                   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
q         And The Winner Is. . .                                               q     How To Develop Good DCNR Planning Projects
q         The 20% Boost Pedometer Program                                      q     Volunteer Background Checks
q	        Conflict	Resolution                                                  q     Municipal Protocoal for New Professionals
q         Sprucing Up Park Habitats Thru Invasives Removal                     q     SPARK(Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids)
          and Wildlife Habitat Improvement                                     q     Recreation With A Purpose
                                                                               q     Games In Counselor Orientation
                      1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
q         Become a National Advocate for Parks & Recreation
q         The Courage To Lead
q         Supervisory Development for New Professional –Part 2
q         Have Fun—Stay Fit In PA’s Parks & Trails
q         Laughing Matters: Design Your Life for Health                                         PRPS Golf Outing
q         Summer Romances Among Staff-Hot or Not?
q	        Public-Private	Partnerships	for	Brownfields	
          Redevelopment                                                        q Send or email more information




Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                                    8                                             www.PRPS.org
 Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, Inc.
                 PA Institute for Recreation & Parks
                     Upcoming Trainings - 2007

January                                                          April
23      District III Ski & Snowboarding Meeting/Social,          Playground Maintenance Trainings
        Jack Frost Mountain                                      17-18	 Aquatic	Facility	Operator	Certification
24      1st Annual PA Youth Sports Summit,                               Course & Exam (AFO)
        Eden Resort Inn & Suites, Lancaster                      Customer Service Workshop
26      District I Winter Workshop, Slippery Rock
        University
                                                                 May
                                                                 1       Community Conservation Partnerships Program
February                                                                 2007 Grants Workshop, Williamsport
7         District III Ski & Snowboarding Meeting/Social,        3-5     3rd Annual PA Greenways & Trails Summit,
          Blue Mountain                                                  Mountain View Inn, Greensburg
21        District III Ski & Snowboarding Meeting/Social,        8       Community Conservation Partnerships Program
          Round Top Mountain                                             2007 Grants Workshop, King of Prussia
District III - Winter Meeting                                    9-11    National Playground Safety Inspector
                                                                 	       Certification	Course	&	Exam,	Allentown
March                                                            10      Community Conservation Partnerships Program
24-28   60th PRPS Annual Conference, Hershey Lodge &                     2007 Grants Workshop, Clarion
        Convention Center, Hershey                               15      Community Conservation Partnerships Program
                                                                         2007 Grants Workshop, Allentown
                                                                 17      Community Conservation Partnerships Program
                                                                         2007 Grants Workshop, Altoona
                                                                 22      Community Conservation Partnerships Program
                                                                         2007 Grants Workshop, Pittsburgh
                                                                 24      Community Conservation Partnerships Program
                                                                         2007 Grants Workshop, Carlisle

                                                                 June
                                                                 5-8     39th Annual PA Therapeutic Recreation
                                                                         Institute, Harrisburg/Hershey Holiday Inn,
                                                                         Grantville
                                                                 7       Community Conservation Partnerships Program
                                                                         2007 Grants Workshop, Clarks Summit

                                                                               PA Recreation & Park Society, Inc.
                                                                                                Sandy Drive
                                                                                    State College, PA 680-8
                                                                                            Phone: 84-4-47
                                                                                               Fax: 84-4-576
                                                                                      Email: prpsinfo@prps.org
                                                                                          Website: www.prps.org

Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue               9                          2007 Conference Registration Guide
                                                Hotel Information
                         PA RECREATION & PARK SOCIETY, INC
                                  Group Code: REC0323
                          Arrival Date: Saturday, March 24, 2007
                        Departure Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007
 Reservation Information (Please type or print legibly)

                                                                             Arrival Date _______________ Departure Date __________________
 Name(s) Mr./Ms./Dr.
                                                                             Number of Adults __________
                                                                             Number of Children ________ Ages __________________________
 Company
                                                                             List Roommates (If Sending Separate Reservation Forms)
 Address
                                                                             1. _______________________________________________________
 City                      State               Zip
 (         )                                                                 2. _______________________________________________________
 Telephone                                     Ext.
 (         )
 Fax                                                                         Email
GUEST TRANSPORTATION:
Transportation Service from/to Harrisburg International Airport and
Harrisburg Train Station with prior arrangements only. A fee is
charged.
 Guest Name                    Date                           Carrier (HIA or HTS)                      Carrier #                      Time




 CUTOFF DATE: February 23, 2007                                                      DEPOSIT POLICY
 Please reserve your room before the cutoff date indicated above, by                 Your room will be guaranteed for occupancy by charging the major credit
 mailing or faxing this completed form to the address listed at the bottom           card listed below or by sending a deposit by check or money order in
 of this page.                                                                       the amount of one night’s lodging, plus a 9% tax (state and local) as
                                                                                     listed. This deposit will guarantee your reservation and will be applied
 Check-in time: 4:00 pm                                                              only for the confirmed day of arrival. Please make check payable to The
 Check-out time: 11:00 am                                                            Hershey Lodge.
 Occupancy cannot be guaranteed before 4:00 pm (check-in time).
                                                                                      VISA               MasterCard              AMEX
 ROOM RATES ARE PER ROOM PER NIGHT:
 Room Type           Rate                                                             Discover          Carte Blanche           Diners Club
 ____Single         $ 136.00 per room per night
 ____Double          $ 136.00 per room per night                                     Exp. Date

 THE HERSHEY LODGE PROVIDES A SMOKING-FREE ENVIRONMENT.
                                                                                     Account Number
 The above-mentioned group has reserved a block of rooms at these
 negotiated rates. All reservations will be taken on a space-available basis
 until the block of rooms has been filled. Reservation requests received after       Amount
 the block has been filled or less than 30 days before the arrival date will
 be accepted on a space available basis only. Please provide an email
 address if you would like to receive a confirmation & information about             Name of Card Holder
 your stay via email. A confirmation will be emailed to you within 24 hours
 of receipt. Please reconfirm your date of departure as The Hershey
 Lodge charges a $50 fee for all early checkouts.                                    Signature

                                                                                     CANCELLATION POLICY:
                                                                                     If you find it necessary to cancel your reservation, please contact THE
                                                                                     HERSHEY LODGE at the number listed below no later than 72 hours prior
                                                                                     to arrival. Your deposit will be returned if cancellation is received more
                                                                                     than 72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival date. Ask for and record the
                                                                                     cancellation number given at the time cancellation is made.


 Group Code                                                         Return this form with deposit to:
                                      The Hershey Lodge, PO Box 400, West Chocolate Avenue & University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
 REC0323                                      (717) 533-3131 • The Hershey Lodge Reservations Fax Number (717) 534-8668




    Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272                                   0                                                    www.PRPS.org
         Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, Inc. Membership Application
Please Print!                                                               BRANCH CHOICE (Select one or more)
Name __________________________________________                             q Aquatics Branch q PA Therapeutic Recreation Society
Position__________________________________________                          q Community Recreation & Parks       TR Specialty Area:
Employer/Agency__________________________________                           q Park Resources Branch              q Long Term Care q VA
                                                                            q PA State Park Society (open to all q Psychiatric q Rehab.
Mailing Address ___________________________________
                                                                            DCNR employees only)                 q Dev. Disablity
City ______________________ State ____Zip___________                                                             q State Hosp.
Address: q Home q Office q Student at_____________
Phone: Office________________Home_________________                          SPECIAL INTEREST AREAS (Select all that apply)
Fax______________________________________________                           q Educator q Urban Recreation q Commercial and Resort
Email____________________________________________                           q Trails q Recreation
County __________________________________________
Certification q CPRP q CPRA q CTRS                                          PLEASE SEND ME FREE INFORMATION ON:
q Other______________________                                               q National Recreation & Park Association
                                                                            q Professional Certification
Membership recruited by: ____________________________
q Check here if you would like to sign up for the PRPS
Training Network to receive announcements of PRPS
training programs by email.

                                                                                               INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP
    MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY AND DUES
             STRUCTURE                                                      q      PROFESSIONAL: Those engaged in full-time and part-time
                                                                                   recreation and park work. Based on salary.
                     GROUP MEMBERSHIP                                                                                         1st Year Rate
                                                                                        Under $10,000                $60      $50
q    AGENCY: Recreation and/or park related agency, including                           $10,000 - $20,000            $80      $65
     government, non-profit, therapeutic, educational, or private                       $20,000 - $30,000            $95      $75
     organization or institution that provides such services. Based                     $30,000 - $40,000            $105     $85
     on population served. Includes two individual memberships.                         $40,000 - $50,000            $125     $95
                                                 1st Year Rate                          over $50,000                 $140     $110
         under 100,000                    $215       $165
         over 100,000                     $295       $230                   q      FRIEND: Any interested person or organization including
         over 1,000,000                   $530       $425                          seasonal employees, volunteers, retired members, and
     Additional individuals               $80        $70                           individual board or commission members. This category
                                                                                   is for persons or organizations that do not qualify for other
q    BOARD/COMMISSION: Recreation and/or park boards and
                                                                                   categories.                                   $45        $ 40
     commissions of political subdivisions of the Commonwealth
                                                                            q      STUDENT: Persons attending educational institutions on a
     of Pennsylvania or board of directors of non-profit recreation
                                                                                   full-time basis preparing for any phase of recreation and park
     related organizations. Includes five individual memberships.
                                                                                   work.                                         $30        $25
     Attach names and addresses.
                    $200      $175                                          q      RETIREE: Individuals having been employed full-time in
           Additional individuals                 $40        $35                   recreation and parks whose employment was terminated due to
                                                                                   retirement. Must have held active membership for at least five
q    SUPPORTING: Those business firms interested in the park,                      years prior to retirement.                $40         $35
     recreation, and leisure services fields. $190     $150
                                                                            q      CONTRIBUTING: Individuals or organizations interested
                                                                                   in assisting the Society in the attainment of its aims and
 Membership Dues are renewable on January 1 each year. New                         objectives.                                     $320     $300
 memberships received July 1 to September 30 pay 50% of the annual dues.
 New memberships received after September 30 are credited toward the        q      LIFE: Individuals desiring a lifetime membership.      $1,000
 next full membership year. From each membership dues, $10.00 is used
 for the publication of PENNSYLVANIA RECREATION & PARKS and                                                                    Total:__________
 $6.00 is used for the publication of PRPS UPDATE. PRPS is registered
 with the Pennsylvania Commission on Charitable Organizations. A copy           PAYMENT INFORMATION
 of the official registration and financial information may be obtained
                                                                                qMy check is enclosed. Please make checks payable to PRPS.
 from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within
 Pennsylvania, 1(800)732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.         qBill my agency: Signature_____________________Date_____
                                                                                qBill my credit card: ___ Visa ___MC ___Am.Ex. ____Disc.
                                                                                Cardholder’s name_____________________________________
              Mail your Application today!                                      Card #________________________________________________
                 PRPS 2131 Sandy Drive                                          Expiration Date______________________
                                                                                3# code on back of card _______________
              State College, PA 16803-2283                                       Cardholder’s Signature__________________________________
          (814) 234-4272 Fax: (814) 234-5276

Pennsylvania Recreation & Parks Special Issue                                                           2007 Conference Registration Guide
Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society
 Sandy Drive
State College, PA 680-8
(84) 4-47
www.prps.org




Questions? Call PRPS at (814) 234-4272      www.PRPS.org

								
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